This script was wonderfully written. The ideas of what people desire, want, and need where woven together into their actions. The use of religion, promiscuity (of his early years), lust, and Jean's personal convictions and will were all able to co-exist. The use of showing Francoise as this innocent girl, and then in the end we see her as flawed and human also.
Maud is seen as an independently thinking, and living woman. Who is drawn to Jean, but realizes that even though they have a connection it would never be, for them. Even knowing that she still makes it clear to Jean if someday he wanted her, he could have her. As much as she's independent she still has a desire to have a man, and one that is true to her. She wants what she can not have. Jean holds onto his values and is rewarded.
Perhaps my only criticism, well not exactly criticism was that nothing that was shot was overly impressive. Again not bad, just nothing stuck-out visually except for the actors and their interaction.